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Pick-up location Boulder
Car types Commercial, Compact, Compact SUV, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Mini, Minivan, Open air all terrain, Passenger Van, Pickup Truck, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Standard station wagon, Supplier Choice
Rental locations 8
Popular agencies Enterprise, Surprise Agency, Hertz, Ace, Fox

Cheap car rentals in Boulder

Economy $30/day
Compact $31/day
Intermediate $23/day
Standard $37/day
Full-size $23/day
Minivan $56/day
Full-size SUV $48/day
Mini $34/day
Premium $38/day
Luxury $51/day
Pickup Truck $52/day
Premium SUV $59/day
Standard SUV $32/day
Intermediate SUV $32/day
Commercial $34/day
Supplier Choice $35/day
Compact SUV $54/day
Luxury SUV $75/day
Standard station wagon $115/day
Open air all terrain $137/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags
Economy car in Boulder
opaquecar
4 Adults, 2 Bags
Compact car in Boulder
opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Intermediate car in Boulder
enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Standard car in Boulder
ace
5 Adults, 2 Bags
Full-size car in Boulder
enterprise
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Minivan car in Boulder
ace
5 Adults, 2 Bags
Full-size SUV car in Boulder
fox
2 Adults, 2 Bags
Mini car in Boulder
hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Premium car in Boulder
fox
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Luxury car in Boulder
hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Pickup Truck car in Boulder
enterprise
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Premium SUV car in Boulder
opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Standard SUV car in Boulder
opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Intermediate SUV car in Boulder
opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Commercial car in Boulder
hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Supplier Choice car in Boulder
enterprise
4 Adults, 2 Bags
Compact SUV car in Boulder
enterprise
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Luxury SUV car in Boulder
sixt
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Standard station wagon car in Boulder
dollar
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Open air all terrain car in Boulder
thrifty
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Boulder car rental reviews and directory

From $28/day
Rated #1
Hertz
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.5 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Boulder
Hertz
Locations in Boulder
2515 N. 49th Street
+1 303 443 9122
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent
Aug 15 2019
Pros: Staff was super friendly and helped me very fast. The car was clean and she went over everything with me before taking it which was great.
Cons: Price could have been better for such a small car.
10.0 Excellent
Jul 31 2016
Great Service
Pros: The service at the Hertz rental office was excellent. My paperwork was processed quickly and I was on my way in no time.
10.0 Excellent
Apr 5 2017
Great customer service reps - Great value for money
Pros: Customer service reps at this facility are awesome. Friendly, excited to be work, and very energetic when engaging with all customers who were there including myself. Pickup and drop off was a breeze and all charges were accurate. Got an awesome rate on a mini-van for the week and would be back here in the second for future rental needs.
Cons: Vehicle was a little more dinged up and dirty than expected but this was a minor inconvenience overall.
10.0 Excellent
Nov 3 2018
Pros: Good gas mileage.
7.2 Good
Nov 5 2018
I'd rent again
Pros: The price outweighed any negative. The car was OK and got the job done. I can't complain much as it made weekend travel very easy.
Cons: Lots of minor damage had to be covered in the initial inspection (tiny dents, scrapes and glass nicks). When driving, the car seemed to have difficulty shifting gears (automatic, nissan versa). Check-out process took a while - close to 30 minutes between two reps (there was only one other customer in the place that was already being helped). The drop-off process was confusing as it was after-hours. There were no numbered spaces and no obvious location of where to park the car. Since the office is very small, it's probably not much of an issue for them to find it - but, it did take us a while to decide on just parking the car anywhere and dropping off the keys. I was required to sign up for Hertz program to allow my spouse ability to drive, if needed.
4.0 Okay
Feb 2 2019
Pros: Staff were fine
Cons: Car was bad , very bad , needed maintenance such as oil change, Car was so old , breakes were loose .. Not recommended
10.0 Excellent
Feb 11 2019
Pros: Yes very helpful. I used express drop on Saturday afternoon because location was closed.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Apr 19 2019
Pros: I was upgraded to a jeep and it absolutely made my day.
2.0 Mediocre
May 12 2019
Cons: There weren’t ANY CARS to rent!! Drove 12 miles to find out there weren’t any cars to rent. Very irritating and frustrating
2.0 Mediocre
Jul 20 2019
Pros: Nothing I wasn’t able to take the car.
Cons: Making sure Hertz employees know what they’re doing. I didn’t even get to take the car and was still charged full price.
From $33/day
Rated #2
Enterprise
6.8 Good (17 reviews)
3 locations in Boulder
Enterprise
Locations in Boulder
2745 Mapleton Ave
+1 303 449 9466
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4850 Valmont Rd
+1 303 449 9466
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5472 Arapahoe Ave
+1 303 449 9466
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 6.6
  • 7.0
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  • 6.9
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
Aug 14 2016
Not a good experience.
Pros: The drop-off place was convenient.
Cons: 1. Not the car we were promised.. 2.First car was dirty and smelly. 3. Second car was an "upgrade" but it too was not clean. 4. Personnel not knowledgeable or helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Jan 4 2017
Boulder Rental
Pros: The van we rented looked good and ran well.
Cons: Since it was winter, we did get into some snow. The car could have had more appropriate tires.
2.0 Mediocre
Feb 23 2017
Cons: Although able to book a car online, they had no cars available.
9.2 Excellent
Mar 7 2017
Pros: Inside very clean outside needed to be washed. Otherwise loved the car.
10.0 Excellent
Sep 14 2017
Pros: The customer service and car were great.
Cons: I didn't like the surprise $150 deposit I was asked for when I went to pick up the car. I didn't know that that deposit existed.
2.0 Mediocre
Jan 11 2019
Cons: Called me 30 minutes before pick up to tell me they didn’t have my vehicle available.
10.0 Excellent
Mar 18 2019
Pros: The staff was very friendly and helped to drop off my car super easy
10.0 Excellent
Jul 5 2019
Pros: Great staff, great value for a one way rental.
6.0 Good
Dec 29 2019
Pros: Staff member Sarah was very nice.
Cons: The initial car had a broken windshield washer, and I was told there were no other cars available. After a call and a couple of trips back to the car rental place, they were able to find another car. It would have been unsafe to drive a car without a functioning windshield washer especially on snowy roads in Colorado.
10.0 Excellent
Sep 20 2018
Straightforward
Pros: Customer service
Cons: Had to wait ten minutes but staff were very apologetic
From $41/day
Rated #3
Avis
6.6 Good (13 reviews)
2 locations in Boulder
Avis
Locations in Boulder
2480 49th Street, Suite D
+1 303 245 0033
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
4800 Baseline Road, Suite D109A
+1 303 499 1136
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
Nov 16 2016
They denied renting a car out to me
Cons: I never rented the car
6.0 Good
Jan 3 2017
suv ?
Cons: 2 wd KiA unacceptable ! in Colorado snow !
4.0 Okay
Oct 12 2018
Cons: Our car door was faulty, and pick up was confusing.
7.2 Good
Dec 30 2017
Pick up problems
Cons: We asked for an economy car. When we arrived to pick it up, we were recommended an upgrade for a 'discounted rate' of an additional $10. We refused the upgrade and were then informed that there were no economy cars, and we would get the bigger, upgraded car for no additional charge. This upsets me for two reasons - first, we would have been charged for the upgrade had we not refused, even though the car we reserved a month in advance was not there. And two - we prefer smaller cars, and had purposely reserved a small car, yet were unable to get the one we reserved.
6.0 Good
Jul 6 2019
Pros: The employee I interacted with both times was pleasant to deal with. He upsold me and I'm glad I did -- he suggested I rent the next biggest vehicle to fit all passengers and luggage and I barely fit.
Cons: The car was not cleaned at all when I got into it. There were drink splatters on the interior windows, trash, dirt and crumbs on seats and floors; the outside was dirty as well.
10.0 Excellent
Nov 9 2015
Pros: Easiest in /out ever at DIA!
10.0 Excellent
Mar 15 2017
Great Experience
Pros: We were very happy to be able to rent this vehicle in Boulder and return to an Avis outlet in Denver. We were also very pleased to receive a Ford Escape rather than the sedan that we thought we would get.
5.6 Okay
Jun 18 2017
No credit for early return
Cons: I returned the car 2-1/2 days early and I only received a small refund for approx. $7
5.2 Okay
Aug 5 2017
Pros: Very nice and efficient
8.0 Excellent
Sep 12 2017
Pros: very reasonably priced
Cons: car wasn't ready even though I arrived 30min after reserved time
From $33/day
Rated #4
Budget
6.5 Good (19 reviews)
2 locations in Boulder
Budget
Locations in Boulder
2480 49th Street
+1 303 245 6097
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
4800 Baseline Road Suite D109a
+1 303 444 9054
Monday12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday12:00 - 16:00
Thursday12:00 - 16:00
Friday12:00 - 16:00
Saturday
Sunday
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 7.4
  • 5.9
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
Feb 14 2016
Great value
Pros: Value for the car
Cons: Check in was quick and easy. However, The car was stuck in 4x4 all week. Drop off took some additional time because the location was understaffed.
8.4 Excellent
Aug 20 2016
Terrible corporate customer service
Pros: The staff at the location itself was very great and helpful. The car was very clean, new, and was perfect for my 2 week business trip.
Cons: The customer service is set up that you cannot talk to the staff at the location you are renting from. If the local location does not pick up in 2 rings, it goes to an automated "help desk" that is not helpful at all. I got through all of her questions and she said she could not help me. I voiced to talk to a person and she connected me to the corporate office help desk and he had incorrect information about my reservation. Because of that, he could not help me adjust my reservation and made the check-in a headache for the local office staff when I got back. He also let me know they have a 29 minute "grace period" to return my car or there were fees attached. No one let me know that at the time of rental. Likely never renting here again.
10.0 Excellent
Aug 29 2016
Pros: Service was great at pick up
Cons: nothing
4.8 Okay
Oct 2 2016
Pros: Anthony was great and very helpful when I picked up the car, Really appreciated his customer service. He was the only one I could reach if I had a question, which was super helpful.
Cons: However, I only used the car to drive to do errands one day very nearby and I returned it a day early, and the gas tank was on full as far as I could tell. When I returned it, another man said it was not full and I was very surprised to see my charges jump $20. I did not use it enough to be charged that much more. Also there is NO WAY to talk to anyone at the local office. Calls are sent to the national voice mail and it is ridiculously hard to get any local information without being able to talk to someone there. Thank goodness I was able to communicate with Anthony. But you guys need to make things easier and cut out the surprise extra charges.
6.8 Good
Nov 29 2016
Boulder Location just ok service
Pros: The van was excellent and in great shape. Location is good
Cons: The reps at the location are a bit rude, dirty in appearance and not very helpful. They charged me more than my reservation and still fighting about that.
8.0 Excellent
Feb 2 2017
A couple of "firsts"
Pros: Good car. Convenient pick up and drop off locations. Good price.
Cons: Car not clean at pick up. Had to scrape ice from car at pick up. Car windshield was dirty in the inside. An issue in both sun and night driving. All of these were a first for me in a car rental.
2.0 Mediocre
Mar 14 2017
Budget is the worst
Pros: N/A
Cons: Unable to rent a car because refused my payment method.
4.0 Okay
Jul 12 2017
poor communication
Pros: mitsubishi outlander seems like a good vehicle, surprising mpg.
Cons: car smelled of pot model didn't match what dealer said, despite being upsold
2.0 Mediocre
Jul 20 2017
Disappointed
Cons: I got to the rental place to pickup my car. The agency wasn't able to take my credit card that had more than the amount necessary to get my car. I had to get a ride home because I couldn't get a car. Completely ridiculous.
10.0 Excellent
Aug 28 2017
Colorado
Pros: Good service at both ends, car as promised.
Cons: Never did figure out how to turn the radio off.
60 travelers who rented a car in Boulder gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

Car rental locations in or near Boulder

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$52/day

Good deal

$32/day

When to book a rental car in Boulder

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Top tips for renting a car in Boulder

  • Boulder truly is a city for cars and visitors are highly recommended to rent a vehicle during their time in the city. This is especially the case if you plan on taking in any of the natural scenery around Boulder, such as the Flatirons. The Flatirons are one Boulder’s most iconic sights and are just a 2-mile or 8-minute drive from the city center, but they are only accessible via personal vehicle.
  • Chances are good that step one of your itinerary is to pick up your rental car upon arriving in Boulder. For travelers with flights landing at Denver International Airport, you can reach the rental car facilities via the airport’s rental shuttle, which picks passengers up from outside of Jeppesen Terminal on Level 5 at Island 4.
  • One thing to keep in mind when visiting Boulder is that the mountains during winter are often full of snow. Visitors of the area should keep that in mind when planning itineraries, as a sudden snowfall can often lead the roads to get bogged down in the early morning before the snow plows have had a chance to clear them. In the case of snowy mountain roads, just make sure to drive carefully and be aware that it will take your car longer than normal to slow down.
  • Rush hour traffic in Boulder, while not as severe as neighboring Denver, is still worth avoiding if possible. Congestion picks up during the morning rush hour from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., then starts back up in the afternoon at around 4:00 p.m. and slows down again at about 7:00 p.m. I-25 is one of the major congestion culprits in Boulder and those who do not want to get caught up in traffic should avoid it during rush hour.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Boulder for $32 or less
  • Book your rental car in Boulder at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Boulder are around 43% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Boulder are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

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